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Trip to Kazakh family of Eagle hunters in Nur-Sultan (6 hours) provided by Turan Asia

Trip to Kazakh family of Eagle hunters in Nur-Sultan (6 hours)

Trip to Kazakh family of Eagle hunters in Nur-Sultan (6 hours)
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from £211.45 per adult (price varies by group size)
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About
Join our Kazakh family of Eagle hunters and prepare for an exciting day of cultural and culinary adventures in Astana. From the first minutes of your arrival to the village you will be met by mischievous children in Kazakh traditional clothes which they usually wear during National holidays, celebration of birthday parties and in front of highly respected guests! During the visit, you have a unique opportunity to watch Berkut show (Golden eagles). Berkuts are endangered species registered in the Red Book of Kazakhstan. Hunting with golden eagles is one of the most unique traditions of Kazakh people. Eagle hunter is called “kusbegi” or “berkutchi”. Currently, there are few families left who continue carrying the skill and one of them is our host. After lunch you can try your skills in horse riding. If you have no experience this is a perfect opportunity to learn it from our kusbegi!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 24h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French
Know before you go
  • Duration: 24h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
During this journey you will immerse yourself into the life of a truly traditional Kazakh family which you can now hardly meet in big cities.Upon entering Yurta (traditional house)you will see women,one of whom will be cooking baursak round fluffy pastry)and rolling kurt (salty snack made from cottage cheese).You can join both of these women and test your cooking skills After the culinary master-class you will join our big and sometimes noisy Kazakh family in yurta for a home-made lunch.The main dish that will be served to you is beshbarmak-boiled dough in a square form as lasagna with lots of horse meat, beef and onions.The name of the dish means “five fingers” which refers to a nomadic tradition of eating without cutlery.You can try eating beshparmak with your hands because it tastes better!Before starting your main course you should drink shorpo-mutton broth served in bowls called kese.Drinking shorpo is healthy and simply delicious After lunch, head of the house will invite you to join him to take part in Kazakh archery.If you don’t know the art of archery he will teach you!You will hear enchanting sounds of dombra.Dombra can truly be called the queen of Kazakh instruments
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 106513P31
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Lunch • All Fees and Taxes • Air-conditioned vehicle • Archery teaching • guide
Duration
24h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
we pick up from any hotel in Nur-sultan
Nur-Sultan 020000, Kazakhstan Our guide-driver or guide will be met you at the hotel lobby with the signboard Turan Asia
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Lunch • All Fees and Taxes • Air-conditioned vehicle • Archery teaching • guide
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
we pick up from any hotel in Nur-sultan
Nur-Sultan 020000, Kazakhstan Our guide-driver or guide will be met you at the hotel lobby with the signboard Turan Asia
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
24h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Infant seats available
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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Adrianne K
Melbourne, Australia219 contributions
A Brilliant Unforgettable Day
Sep 2019
I can THOROUGHLY RECOMMEND this tour. Please note it is not 24 hours as the key details state, but rather around 4-5 hours I think. My friend and I negotiated with the company to pay additional costs for the English speaking guide and driver and spend the entire day in their care. We were collected from our hotel at 9.45AM and taken firstly to the Alzhir Memorial ie.the Akmola Labourcamp for wives of traitors to Motherland during the Stalin era. We were shown a film and a local guide took us through the facility telling us sobering stories. From there we were taken to the village of the Eagle hunters and were really impressed with the care we received. These folk have a desire to teach not only their younger generations, but also all people about their culture. We had a hand with cooking, rode the horse around the yard, played knucklebones, held the eagle, learnt archery, put a spoke in the yurt, participated in a ceremony for the baby who happened to turn one that day, had a lovely lunch while listening to Arman singing and playing a traditional instrument. Fabulous! When that part of the tour was complete we were taken back to Nur-Sultan and, at our request, taken on a boat trip (which we had not been able to manage by ourselves) on the river up to the Presidential Palace and return. We had requested to be taken somewhere for dinner and their choice to the very reasonably priced Mangalik Aspan restaurant with great views across the city. Finally, our tour became our shuttle to the station (and even, our fault, a dash across town to the correct station!) for our night train to Almaty. The girls were delightful, sharing their local knowledge, taking photos for us etc. That day was a highlight of our trip to "The Stans" Thank you.
Written 13 October 2019
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Margaret R
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We will never forget this experience!
Jun 2019 • Couples
My boyfriend and I had an incredible time visiting the eagle hunter (Arman) and his family. This tour is exactly as promised in the description! When we arrived at Arman's house, his wife was cooking baursaki (savory doughnuts) over an open fire in the backyard. My boyfriend helped her make them, and they were delicious! It was too chilly out to have lunch in the yurt, but we were given a lesson on the yurt's construction and cultural significance. We then tried our hand at archery (with varying success), a traditional Kazakh game of throwing sheep bones, and horseback riding. Perhaps the most special part of the afternoon was getting the chance to meet (and hold!) Arman's decades-old prize hunting eagle, which was passed down from his father. It was simply magical. We were then invited into Arman's home to enjoy horse milk, do a traditional Kazakh dance, and eat a feast of beshbarmak. Aigerima secured us a fantastic English translator who gave us a running commentary throughout it all. I can't recommend this tour enough! It was simply the highlight of our visit, and an experience we will never forget.
Written 23 June 2019
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Turan A
Dear Margaret, hello! We are glad you had a nice time visiting eagle hunter's family. We are happy you enjoyed the tour! Thanks for being with us and good luck!😊
Written 24 June 2019
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Carol S
16 contributions
Great Intro to the Culture & Heritage of Kazakhstan
Jun 2019 • Business
With only one free day in Astana prior to a conference, my colleagues and I sought an experience that would quickly orient ourselves to the rich culture of Kazakhstan. We found this - and so much more! - in our day spent with a local Kazakh family. We enjoyed so many "firsts" - drinking fermented horse milk from wooden bowls, eating horse in the traditional (and tasty!) beshbarmak dish, handling a truly magnificent hunting eagle, engaging in archery, playing a dombra, on and on. The family is justifiably proud of their heritage, working to preserve it, and eager to share it with visitors.

Aizhan, our guide, is a superb translator and provided us with excellent context and background to our numerous experiences during the day. We were all quite merry and felt like a family by the time we left. Aizhan added several unexpected bonuses to our excursion - pointing out and explaining Astana city landmarks during our drive out to the village, and taking us up the Bayterek Tower upon our return. She is a superb guide and we'd certainly seek out her services again. Thank you for a terrific introduction to Kazakhstan!
Written 17 June 2019
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Turan A
Dear Carol S! Thanks a lot for sharing your feedback with us. We would be happy to assist you again! And looking forward to see you in Kazakhstan again:)
Written 26 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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